Category: Kids Activities

Making your voice heard

I recently received this email from a dear friend of mine, who is a preschool teacher in Airdrie. Alberta Education is in the process of creating a new Children’s Charter, and they are asking for our input before it is finalized.   As this will serve as the guide for policies, programs and services, this […]

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4 Easy Ways to get the Kids to Clean their Rooms.

Your children may well be little sweethearts, but the fact is they can be very, very messy! While it is a natural part of them growing up, they will not always be aware of the notions of clean and unclean for a long time. It is pretty essential that you are able to clean up […]

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I am going to continue being LOUD!

In recent months, I have been getting to know many different Champions for Children around the province. These are people, who, have been working tirelessly for the last 5 years to bring the issues of Early Childhood Development in our province to the forefront of people’s minds. When I first heard about EC Map, and […]

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Food for thought

Regardless of how full your dayhome is or how much you charge, I’m sure you’re always looking for ways reduce your costs and increase your in pocket income. In Alberta, one of our biggest costs is food.  The StatsCan metric for food costs is called the “Average Household Food Expenditure” and in 2012 Albertan’s spent […]

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I’ve Never had a Child like This!

As childcare providers, we have all seen many different kinds of children. From the quiet watchful boy who will play trucks and read books all day, happy to interact from the sidelines, to the child who won’t…. stop…. moving…., and everyone in between. We love and accept all children from all personalities, family situations, etc. […]

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Spelling Counts!!

My son is in grade 2, French Immersion, and his spelling is horrid!! And I seem to be the only one who cares. He is an avid reader, and can sound out pretty much any word he comes across in either French or English, but this does NOT translate into his writing. But that is […]

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Feeding Tiny Tummies

We regularly run workshops for our dayhome owners, but our next one is open to parents as well! Have you ever had a hard time figuring out what to feed your kids? Encountered picky eating? Unsure if those fruit snacks are actually healthy?    Come to our workshop in May to get the answers to […]

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Good fun for everyone!

  Recently I took my daughter to a new indoor playspace, called Tree House. I had heard good things about it, but wasn’t sure what to expect. I have to say, overall, I was impressed.

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The Misconceptions of Dayhomes Everywhere

In the past, day homes have been viewed as a way for mothers to stay home with their children, while at the same time minding other children to provide extra income. I feel that this is a very narrow view of the childcare options available.

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Make, touch, poke, play

Its funny how playdough is always a hit. No matter what age kids are (even my junior high students love it!), playdough fires the imagination and engages kids.  It allows them to touch, mould, play, build, create. So much creativity from such a simple thing. I just came across a new recipe for playdough – […]

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